Well, I am very sad today. I can’t get the cottage after all. It took me 5 months to get the $2450 reimbursement check for my eye surgery in Ecuador. I deposited the Ecuadorian check in my Wells Fargo account and all was fine until this morning, when I looked at my account and found out the check had been returned and my account was overdrawn by almost $1500!!! So I drove 120 miles back to the Wells Fargo bank in Escanaba and a nice banker there made some calls, found out that WF doesn’t have banking relationships with any Ecuadorian banks. So I had to cancel the Closing today and withdraw my offer for the cottage. And lose my $500 deposit. All is not lost though, it is drawn on a Citibank, and if I can find one of those I probably can get the check cashed there. Unfortunately there aren’t any in Michigan or Wisconsin, I don’t know how far I’d have to drive to find one! If I can get the money situation straightened out, I’ll make another purchase offer on the cottage. But for now, I am cottage-less.
And I already cancelled all my reservations for campsites too, so I don’t know where I’ll go from here. I’m at Little Bay de Noc campground near Escanaba for the next 2 nights, it costs $8.50 a night but I have a lakefront site and the wifi signal is strong! I’ve got 3 weeks to kill until Jeanne shows up to start our U.P. tour.